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<p>Today, when searching for videos on a PeerTube instance, it is hard to
<strong>find content that is not in the federation bubble</strong> of that instance.</p>

<p>We will create a <strong>server that indexes all videos</strong>
and channels from all PeerTube instances that are listed on
<a href="https://instances.joinpeertube.org/">the public directory</a>.
The code for this indexing engine will be open source,
so that anyone can host their own by setting their own eligibility rules.</p>

<p>Each PeerTube instance administrator will be able to choose to <strong>
use one of these indexing engines for their instance's search bar</strong>.</p>

<p>In addition, <strong>announcements</strong>
will allow instance administrators to display information to visitors.</p>
<p>While it is easy to embed a PeerTube video on a website or social media, the same cannot be said for playlists.
We want to rework the <strong>embed and display of playlists</strong> on third party websites.</p>

<p>We also want to <strong>allow two clips of the same video to be displayed in a playlist</strong>. Combined with the ability to
extract a specific piece of video in a playlist, <strong>playlists will thus become very useful remixing tools</strong>,
for example for educational purposes.</p>

<p>Plugins allow anyone to contribute to new PeerTube features by coding them into PeerTube, and offer them to instance
administrators. We want to <strong>improve the plugin system</strong> to offer more interaction possibilities.</p>

<p>In order to put ourselves in their contributors' shoes, we are going to create a few plugins of our own,
for example one to <strong>display information over a video to annotate it</strong> at a specific point in the viewing process.</p>

<p>Finally, we want to work on <strong>selecting a set of plugins to showcase</strong> them on joinpeertube.org.</p>
<p>The biggest challenge of live streaming on PeerTube is to <strong>get the live stream to be peer-to-peer</strong>.
After extensive testing, we believe this is possible.</p>

<p>By using the HLS technology that has been built into the PeerTube video player since version 1.3, we believe
we can <strong>create a live stream with one minute of lag between streamers and viewers</strong>.</p>

<p>We want to lay the technological foundation for this live stream feature, so <strong>this first version of
PeerTube Live will be minimalist</strong>. There will be no stream captation tools, no built-in chat, no react emojis...</p>

<p>However, we want to make sure that <strong>once the live stream is over, the video will be processed and
added to the creator's channel</strong>, with every requirement for proper federation checked.</p>
<strong>Framasoft</strong> (that's us!) is a French non-for-profit organization created in 2004, dedicated <strong>to popular education</strong> on digital matters. Our small association (under 40 members, under 10 employees) is known to have made the <a href="https://degooglisons-internet.org">"De-google-ify the Internet" project</a>, offering 34 ethical and alternative online tools.
Why do you let bad people use or upload bad videos on PeerTube?
Moreover, Chocobozzz works on internal Framasoft's projects (<a target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://framapad.org">Framapad</a>, <a target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://framatalk.org">Framatalk</a>, etc.). In other words, the management of PeerTube projects is operated by only one employee, who has other responsabilities in addition to his workload.
PeerTube is a software created, developed and maintained by <a target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://framasoft.org">Framasoft</a>, a French non-profit popular educational organization on digital issues. Framasoft has a French culture, respects French laws and is a political actor (« who participates in the life of the city-state ») of civil society.
PeerTube is part of several actions assembled by Framasoft in the <a target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://contributopia.org">Contributopia roadmap</a>. These actions aim to propose alternative digital tools to those coming from surveillance capitalism, so that people who do not recognize themselves in such a system can create spaces of freedom.
Consequently, PeerTube development and/or management of websites associated with the PeerTube project (<a target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://joinpeertube.org">joinpeertube.org</a>, <a target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://instances.joinpeertube.org">instances.joinpeertube.org</a>, <a target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://search.joinpeertube.org/">search.joinpeertube.org</a>, etc.) may not please everyone (in particular because of different ideas, ideologies of cultures).
Choose your autoplay policy
Manage your library
Use the built-in <em>Watch Later</em> playlist and add easily videos in it
Automatically resume videos from the last time you watched them
Check your watch history in a dedicated page
Subscribe to local or remote channels to be notified when they publish videos
Display videos of your subscriptions in a dedicated page
Share and interact with videos and playlists
Download a video using a dedicated modal
Comment, reply and rate videos using PeerTube or an ActivityPub compatible software (Mastodon, Pleroma...)